DOORS TO HOPE
POSITION TITLE: Part-Time Advancement Services Assistant
REPORTS TO: Director

Doors to Hope is a Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The goal of Doors to Hope is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through education, providing educational opportunities to the people of the south-central area of Louisville. Doors to Hope opens learning opportunities, encourages community involvement and engages in advocacy for immigrant women and families. Doors to Hope is a 501c3 tax –exempt organization.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for assisting the Director and the Doors to Hope Advancement Committee in implementing creative and innovative opportunities for fundraising activities and grant writing to meet the needs of Doors to Hope in keeping with the mission.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in recruiting sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events
  • Writes reports and prepares presentations to communicate fundraising program data
  • Assists in researching, obtaining and completing grant applications suitable for Doors to Hope, in collaboration with the Director
  • Responsible for donor database and maintaining accurate and current data
  • Maintains contact and communication through written and electronic correspondence with donors and potential donors
  • Assists the Director in relationship building with potential donors
  • Sends thank you letters to donors
  • Upon invitation by the Director, attends community events, meetings, or conferences with the Director to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships
  • Contacts corporate representatives, government officials, community leaders and churches to schedule awareness activities
  • Assists Director in preparing press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the ministry of Doors to Hope
  • Ensures that all communications are cleared with the Director
  • With the Director and the Doors to Hope Advancement Committee, implements plans/communication for special events
  • Assists the Director in creating/writing/publishing the DTH newsletter
  • Maintains a professional appearance and manner
  • Completes any other duties deemed necessary by the Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience in database management
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Experience in fundraising, event planning, and implementation, and in grant writing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word
  • Experience working as part of a team: recognizes the personal role and individual responsibility in the team’s overall success
  • A strong work ethic: a commitment to task and willingness to “do what it takes” to get the job done and contribute to Doors to Hope goals and objectives
  • Maintains a sense of pride and a high level of quality with all projects
  • Ability to organize multiple projects simultaneously and to be flexible, adapting to

changing requirements and deadlines

  • A confident and professional demeanor
  • Well organized, self-motivated, ability to take initiative
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with ability to maintain positive relationships
  • Strong commitment to the mission of Doors to Hope

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Jennifer Osbourne
HR Director
PO Box 21
Nazareth, KY 40048

or email josbourne@scnky.org

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